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EU fends off US attack in spat over the bloc’s military reforms

Fri, 2019-05-17 06:38
The EU responded on Thursday (16 May) to US accusations that a new European military pact risks shutting out American companies of European defence projects and undermine NATO.
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LEAK: Commission ramps up pressure on minimum corporate tax

Fri, 2019-05-17 06:26
European Commission will urge finance ministers on Friday (17 May) to agree on a floor to corporate taxation, as part of a strategy to shape the ongoing global debate on tax matters, according to documents seen by EURACTIV.com
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Growing concerns over Greece and Italy, as negotiations stall on eurozone budget

Fri, 2019-05-17 06:09
Latest Greece and Italy’s fiscal plans raised concerns in Brussels, as the Eurogroup met for another round of negotiations on the budgetary instrument for the Eurozone on Thursday (16 May), without major achievements.
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Europe’s first mega battery factory gets EIB blessing

Fri, 2019-05-17 06:09
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is on the verge of granting €350 million to a Swedish company for what will be Europe’s first mega-sized battery factory, the EU lender announced on Thursday (16 May).
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French minority parties cry for impartiality ahead of EU election TV debate

Fri, 2019-05-17 06:09
The EU election debate broadcast on France 2 next Wednesday (22 May) is causing growing controversy. Guests from minority parties have argued the structure of the debate is biased against them, and have threatened to boycott the programme. EURACTIV France reports.
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Tweets of the Week: Spitzenkandidaten debate, Robbins in Brussels, Vestager and Beer

Fri, 2019-05-17 06:00
Commission hopefuls fail to impress, Why Robbins is in Brussels is anyones guess, And thanks to Vestager fine, beer will cost less.
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WWF interviews with Spitzenkandidaten: Nico Cué [Promoted content]

Fri, 2019-05-17 05:00
Ahead of the EU elections WWF asked lead candidates about their vision for a sustainable Europe.
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Europe must maintain own course after US blacklisted Huawei, Germany says

Thu, 2019-05-16 19:00
Chancellor Angela Merkel and Germany’s powerful BDI industry association distanced themselves on Thursday (16 May) from the US government’s decision to put Chinese telecom equipment giant Huawei Technologies on a blacklist. Citing national security concerns, Donald Trump signed an executive...
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EU fines five major banks €1bln for currency collusion

Thu, 2019-05-16 16:12
The EU's powerful antitrust authority fined five major banks, including Barclays and Citigroup, on Thursday (16 May) with more than a billion euros for collusion in the massive foreign exchange currency market.
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The Brief, powered by ifaw – Europe’s Formula One lesson

Thu, 2019-05-16 14:53
Strange as it may sound, the EU could learn a lot from the glitzy and nostalgic world of Formula One, which recently underwent the ‘big refresh’ many people want for the European project.
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Voting record of the far-right in EU Parliament contradicts rhetoric – report

Thu, 2019-05-16 14:41
The voting record of 11 far-right parties in the European Parliament demonstrates their affinities with the interests of large corporations and financial institutions, rather than the interests of people they claim to defend. EURACTIV France reports.
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Brussels transport gets overhaul, courtesy of teenagers

Thu, 2019-05-16 14:22
Brussels is well known for its chocolate, its variety of beers, its art-deco buildings… and its traffic jams. High school students from all around Europe have now presented their proposals to make the town's mobility system more sustainable, thanks to the Sci-tech challenge. 
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UK to support Kazakhstan’s development, strengthen relations throughout country’s political transition, says British envoy [Promoted content]

Thu, 2019-05-16 14:00
As Kazakhstan enters a new period in its history, the United Kingdom seeks to continue supporting the country’s development and maintaining and strengthening relations, British Ambassador to Kazakhstan Michael Gifford told The Astana Times.
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European election list leaders unite against the right

Thu, 2019-05-16 12:33
The main candidates for the European Commission's presidency opposed Manfred Weber, the candidate of the European People's Party (EPP), despite it being the group that will likely come out as the winner in the elections. EURACTIV France reports.
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Digital Brief: Estonia Special

Thu, 2019-05-16 12:06
This week, EURACTIV Digital has been in Estonia, talking to political officials, startup entrepreneurs, and purveyors of Estonia's digital revolution, as a means to map out the country's future as the EU's tech powerhouse.
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EU country briefing: UK and Brexit

Thu, 2019-05-16 11:41
Britain was never supposed to participate in the European Parliament (EP) elections as its planned exit from the European Union was originally to be concluded on March 29, well ahead of the May poll.
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Nazarbayev: I stepped down in the interest of the people of Kazakhstan

Thu, 2019-05-16 11:35
The first President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, was the main speaker and the centre of attention at the 12th edition of the Astana Economic Forum on Thursday (16 May). To a wide international audience, he provided explanations for his recent...
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VECAP celebrates its 15th anniversary with new Code of Best Practices [Promoted content]

Thu, 2019-05-16 10:00
In Europe, 83% of all brominated flame retardants are correctly handled with less than 0.001% of emissions for key substances¹.
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Merkel’s musings fuel speculation about Brussels move

Thu, 2019-05-16 09:57
Chancellor Merkel is showing great concern for the EU and emphasising an increased sense of responsibility for Europe. Could she have plans to move to Brussels? EURACTIV's media partner Der Tagesspiegel and agencies report.
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Romania cuts VAT rate for ‘healthy and traditional food’

Thu, 2019-05-16 09:40
The Romanian government has decided to promote the consumption of healthy and traditional foodstuffs by cutting the VAT rate from 9% to 5%. EURACTIV Romania reports.
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